2023 is turning out to be an exciting year for ODIs, as the anticipation for the ICC ODI World Cup increases day by day. Since this is a Cricket World Cup year, fans can expect some thrilling match-winning performances from their favourite bowlers.

Even though limited-overs cricket favours the batters the most, bowlers can still turn the odds for their teams with a disciplined bowling attack. And as they say, “Batters win you matches, bowlers win you tournaments.

So, the bowler’s contributions will be crucial given the fact that the Cricket World Cup is just around the corner.

And in this article, I will take you through the list of the top 10 bowlers who have picked up the most ODI wickets in 2023.

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Most ODI Wickets in 2023

PlayerMatchesInningsWicketsBB/MStrike Rate5 Wicket Haul
Kuldeep Yadav (IND)3029495/2526.651
Mohammed Siraj (IND)2524446/2123.471
Mohammed Shami (IND)1919437/5718.534
Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)2121435/2527.851
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)2121425/5425.801
Haris Rauf (PAK)2222405/1826.821
Adam Zampa (AUS)2020384/827.31
Maheesh Theekshana (SL)2323374/2531.05
Marco Jansen (SA)2020335/3928.211
Shoriful Islam (BAN)1919324/2127.12

Key Stats

As you can see, associate players are dominating the above list, owing to countries participating in multination tournaments such as the ACC Men’s Premier Cup and World Cup Qualifiers. Out of 10 bowlers, the list features 5 UAE bowlers!

Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane is currently leading the pack, followed by his teammate Karan KC. And Sandeep will look to add more wickets to his tally in the upcoming 2023 Asia Cup.

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Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka’s spinner, has bagged three five-wicket hauls, the most by any player in the top 10.

Moreover, he also has the best bowling figures, as he picked up 6 scalps for 24 runs against the UAE in the recently concluded World Cup Qualifiers.

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